Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 21:38:12 +0100
From: Sleeker GT Phwoar <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Questions Re posted

In article <dbsn8p$e2o$>,=20 says... >I've got a non-motorised pop-out touchscreen.It was more expensive but=20 >it goes into one of the din slots without cutting so when I change the=20 >car it can easily come with me and the dash isn't ripped to bits. > Given my choice now, would be the=20 one I would go for. Things in the CarPC world have certainly moved on since I first started=20 dabbling with Car PCs. My first thoughts of a CarPC system lead me to find that people were=20 using 2 line LCD and VFD displays, running Dos or stripped down linux.=20 All it played was MP3's When I first actually built a system, 3 years ago, I had to use a=20 composite game screen as small VGA models were too small. I later refined that to use a 10.4" desktop screen with a touchscreen=20 added, and a butchered/widened centre console in my 900. That was less than reliable, and in the end I went with putting the car=20 back to standard. When I bought the Celica, I planned an install in there again, but 7"=20 screens had come down in price, so I was able to start designing the=20 screen to replace the total double din + cupholders section. the plan was to have the whole radio area taken up by the screen and the=20 tuner to come from a PCI tuner card in the small case I planned. However, with those small indash screen coming down to sub =A3400, and a=20 half decent Nakamichi cassette tuner (who needs CD with a CarPC) with=20 AUX input coming in at arround =A3300, I could easily go that route, play= =20 CD/MP3 from the PC using the slot DVD drive I have for CDs and the HDD=20 for the MP3s, and have the Navigation using a small seperate speaker=20 near the headrest on a seperate channel (maybe even bluetooth), so I=20 could listen to traffic reports, while GPS gives me directions.=20 Excellent. --=20 Carl Robson Car PC Build starts again. Homepage:

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